Rep. David Gomberg talks to Philomath citizens during a Saturday afternoon appearance at City Hall. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Locals take advantage of Q-and-A opportunity with Gomberg

Legislator listens and responds to a variety of issues from Philomath residents, including those from a Millpond Crossing resident

On Saturday afternoon at Philomath City Hall, Rep. David Gomberg met with the community to provide a legislator’s view of the state’s current session, answered questions of concern and just got to know folks a little bit better in a city that’s new to his district. Gomberg (D-Otis), who represents…

Walk-in foot-care clinic coming to Philomath on Feb. 9

Philomath Community Services and Samaritan Health Services are partnering to offer the community a walk-in foot-care clinic on Thursday, organizers announced. The clinic, to be operated by Dr. Scott Rasmussen and accompanying clinicians, will run…

Red Cross blood drives coming up this month

Community blood drives are planned at two locations in Philomath during the month of February, according to the American Red Cross. Peace Lutheran Church (2540 Applegate St.) will host a blood drive from 12:30-6 p.m.…

Philomath Legends Club honors 2 longtime contributors

A familiar face connected with Warriors baseball and a charter member of the Philomath Booster Club represent the latest two additions to the Legends Club — a group of 21 individuals and four couples that have contributed heavily to local…

Bouncing for fun on a Saturday in the middle of a wet winter

For the past 20 years, Philomath resident Rick Bennett’s life has revolved around fun. Through the business that he runs with wife Danielle, many children in the region have bounced around on and inside of their inflatables at birthday parties,…

Inside Philomath: High school Assistant Coach Trey Ecker

A graduate with Philomath High School’s Class of 2015, Trey Ecker enjoyed competing in athletics with the Warriors and proved to be a standout in football and basketball. He went on to play collegiately at College of the Redwoods in…

Philomath library to be closed for 3 days next week

Philomath Community Library will be closed from Monday, Jan. 30 through Wednesday, Feb. 1, Corvallis-Benton County Library Extensions Supervisor Mary Nevin announced. Nevin said the library’s closure over the three-day period is related to building maintenance. During the closure: •…

From the Past: Changes in the Philomath Police Department in 1948

Police departments go through staffing challenges for various reasons from time to time and that certainly appeared to be the case 75 years ago this week in Philomath. “Philomath will have to carry on with only a part-time police force,…

Millpond Crossing’s developer re-evaluating subdivision’s future

The Millpond Crossing housing subdivision has gone dark over the past several weeks following a stop order issued by the city and a re-evaluation of the entire project by the developer. MPC Builders’ Levi Miller wrote to City Manager Chris…

Mail service in Philomath — still a problem or getting better?

Mail delivery problems that have plagued many residents in Philomath over the past several months appear to be getting better — at least that’s the initial presumption based on more recent experiences. But it’s been a long time since local…

From the Past: Farmers unite 150 years ago in fight for honest earnings

Published under the headline, “Co-operation among farmers” in the Jan. 18, 1873 edition of the Corvallis Gazette, a letter to the editor appeared about mid-Willamette Valley farmers wanting to establish an organization in response to poor prices being paid out…

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program returning to Philomath

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program will return beginning Feb. 2 and will offer its volunteer preparation assistance this tax season at Philomath Community Library. Volunteers will be available on Thursdays from Feb. 2 through April 13, according to information published…

Inside Philomath: Frolic & Rodeo’s Leanna Buck

A longtime member of the Philomath Frolic & Rodeo’s board of directors and a former rodeo queen and competitor, Leanna Buck has long been a familiar face each July in the local rodeo arena. Rodeoing is a part of life…

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